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Section of ceiling in Penang airport comes crashing down

Published on Oct 16, 2012 9:32 AM

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- A section of the Penang International Airport's ceiling came crashing down after a downpour, injuring a customer support agent.

Lydiawaty Hamzah, 26, suffered a concussion and swollen left jaw after parts of the asbestos ceiling fell on her head when she was about to open a locker at 8.10am on Monday. "I felt dizzy after being hit. Several friends came to my help immediately. I feel okay but I'm still shaken," she said at Penang Hospital where she received outpatient treatment.

Parts of the ceiling collapsed after water overflowed from the roof gutters near Entrance 6 of the departure hall and ticketing counters.

Lydiawaty's colleague Nurul Ezwana Din, 25, described the scene as a "a mini waterfall". Another worker, who declined to be named, said water leakage was a common occurrence at the airport since renovation work began in December 2010.

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